Open Letter from 35 NGOs Calling For An Independent Comission Of Inquiry into Use of Force by Hong Kong Police on June 12, 2019

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We are writing to urge the Hong Kong government to carry out an independent, impartial, effective and prompt investigation into the use of force, including tear gas, guns firing bean bag rounds and rubber bullets, batons and pepper spray by the Hong Kong police against protesters at the vicinity of (read more…)

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我们要求联合国调查中国政府天安门屠杀期间及续后30年对参与者和问责者的人权侵犯

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借此纪念天安门民主运动和“六四”屠杀30周年的时刻,1989年学生领袖王丹与其他六四屠杀幸存者、目击者、89运动参与者,在非政府机构“人权维护者联网”协助下,向联合国人权理事会递交了一份申诉函,指控中国政府严重、系统、持续侵犯人权。

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Why We Are Calling on the United Nations to Act Over the Tiananmen Massacre

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By Wang Dan and Frances Eve In 1989, the Chinese Communist Party ordered the People’s Liberation Army to massacre the people for peacefully protesting for democracy. In the 30 years since, the government has refused to allow any independent investigation nor hold anyone accountable for the slaughter. The government imprisons (read more…)

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We Call on the Human Rights Council to take Action Over China’s 30 Years of Rights Violations Tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

We Call on the Human Rights Council to take Action Over China’s 30 Years of Rights Violations Tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

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22 student leaders and victims and survivors of the Tiananmen Massacre, with assistance from CHRD, have submitted a complaint to the Human Rights Council over a consistent pattern of gross human rights violations by the Government of China in relation to the 1989 Massacre.

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Hong Kong Authorities Must End Excessive Use of Force, Protect Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression

Hong Kong Authorities Must End Excessive Use of Force, Protect Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression

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Hong Kong authorities must stop using excessive force against unarmed and largely peaceful demonstrators and ensure protection of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Journalists must be able to freely report on the demonstrations and police actions.

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Open Letter from 68 NGOs Regarding Proposed Changes To Hong Kong’s Extradition Law

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CHRD joined 64 other NGOs to send a joint letter to Hong Kong’s government calling for it to withdraw proposed amendments to the city’s extradition laws. The proposed changes to allow for extradition to mainland China will put at risk anyone in the territory of Hong Kong who has carried (read more…)

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China Detains a Former Prisoner of Conscience in Hospital

China Detains a Former Prisoner of Conscience in Hospital

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Chinese authorities are accused of subjecting human rights defender Ji Sizun to torture by denying him adequate medical treatment in prison and now under extrajudicial detention inside a hospital. His family fears for his life.

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30-Year Censorship and No Accountability for Tiananmen: Here Lies the Hope

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By Renee Xia By one important measure, the Chinese government’s 30-year campaign to enforce amnesia around the Tiananmen massacre has failed and will continue to fail. Despite China’s rising global influence and status as an economic superpower, its control of state media outlets and high-tech cyber censorship and surveillance, it (read more…)

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Suppression Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Suppression Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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On the eve of the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, Chinese authorities took into custody activists and netizens to silence any expression or thwart any action aimed at commemorating the victims and mark the anniversary. So far, we have documented 10 individuals either detained or forced into disappearance in connection (read more…)

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China’s Ethnic Cleansing Met with US Inaction under Global Magnitsky Law

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By Renee Xia & Frances Eve, The US Administration is squandering an opportunity to hold the Chinese government accountable for its atrocities in the Xinjiang region under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. Of grave concern is the lack of targeted sanctions created by this law against the type (read more…)

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Cao Shunli died five years ago. She stood up to China on human rights, and so must we

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By Frances Eve, Deputy Director of Research  Originally published in The Guardian on March 14, 2019 Five years ago today, Chinese activist Cao Shunli died in a Beijing hospital surrounded by police. Her ordeal began in September 2013, when she tried to fly to Geneva to attend a session of the (read more…)

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China is committing ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang – it’s time for the world to stand up

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By Frances Eve, Deputy Director of Research  Originally published in The Guardian on November 3, 2018 Now is the time to act on China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang. China’s efforts to destroy the ethnic Uighur identity through mass internment camps and militarised surveillance must be raised loudly and clearly condemned during a UN human rights (read more…)

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